By Adam B. Vary
Updated July 06, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

My Life on the D List star Kathy Griffin will host the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers. The event will tape on July 26 in Los Angeles, and air on the network on Aug. 9. “I will be roasting Joan with more gentleness and tenderness than her latest chemical peel,” said Griffin in the network release. “On the other hand, I will give her a verbal pap smear and god only knows what I’m going to find down there.”